The Spanish police force includes 15 people, including professional tennis players and supposed leaders in the organization of "criminal organizations" More than 68 people are currently investigating.
Professional tennis, including the anti-corruption team, took part in last year's games, including pre-defined matches, ITF Futures and Challenger tournaments.
"Our officials have shown that the group began in February 2017 and had earned millions of euros through operations," said the Spanish Civil Guard in a statement.
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By what we know so far:
- The Spanish police attacked 11 houses. € 167,000 ($ 191,000) in cash machines, a rifle, more than 50 electronic devices and five luxury vehicles, and other seizures were seized. At least 42 bank accounts were frozen.
- The Armenians had overcome players' counterparts, according to the authorities. The criminal group will use thousands of citizen identities to play.
- The gang matches will take part in ensuring that the players that meet the expected results. "Other members of the groups" gave orders to "bets nationally and internationally".
Europol also supported and sent three experts to Spain, "real-time cross-certification, forensic tech support and data analysis, including operation".
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